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Graphics card upgrade from GTX 550 Ti

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January 19, 2013 9:06:57 PM

Hi,

I built my computer last year and I have a GTX 550 Ti and it is jittery on some games at high settings. I would like to upgrade my graphics:

Should I get another card and run parallel (if this is possible), and if so which one should I get?
Or should I just replace my 550 Ti, and if so with what? Bang for the buck appreciated.

System Specs:

-i5 2500k CPU
-8 gigs of RAM
-700W ModXStream Pro ATX 20/24 Pin (max. output 25A)
-Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Motherboard

Thanks
a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2013 9:22:45 PM

The 7850 is a great value and my recommendation. I used to have the MSI 2GB version and loved it.
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January 19, 2013 9:24:04 PM

maestro0428 said:
The 7850 is a great value and my recommendation. I used to have the MSI 2GB version and loved it.

Agreed the 7850 is the best bang for the buck right now.
January 19, 2013 9:27:01 PM

Thanks!
I was wondering if there is anything decent under $200?

Or, is my system worth sticking a $300 graphics card into? (is my processor/ram etc. able to handle the card's capabilities?) (The pricing is for Canada.)
a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2013 9:36:46 PM

sewdle091 said:
Thanks!
I was wondering if there is anything decent under $200?

Or, is my system worth sticking a $300 graphics card into? (is my processor/ram etc. able to handle the card's capabilities?) (The pricing is for Canada.)


Radeon 7850 is below 200, you might find a GTX 660 priced at 200, if you can then buy it!

The 3 GPUs I posted will run great with your current hardware.
a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2013 9:48:48 PM

sewdle091 said:
I found a GTX 660 (Galaxy) for $190 (after mir)
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=76172&vpn=66NPH7DN6ZV...

or a HD 7850 (XFX) for $175 (after mir)
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=77602&vpn=FX-785A-CNL...

so the HD is a better deal?

Thanks for the help!


GTX 660 is usually priced around 200-230$ and the Radeon 7850 is usually priced around 180$.

GTX 660 is the better GPU, so I'd say go for the GTX 660. I've owned it myself and it can hande almost anything you throw at it. :) 
January 19, 2013 9:53:23 PM

lostgamer_03 said:
GTX 660 is usually priced around 200-230$ and the Radeon 7850 is usually priced around 180$.

GTX 660 is the better GPU, so I'd say go for the GTX 660. I've owned it myself and it can hande almost anything you throw at it. :) 




Thanks again for all the help. This is my first time on a forum and you guys are awesome!
a b U Graphics card
January 20, 2013 6:35:03 AM

sewdle091 said:
Thanks again for all the help. This is my first time on a forum and you guys are awesome!


No problem mate, we're glad to help!
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